Dzogchen Lineage News
Issue 19 ~ February 23, 2011


  1. Registration Open for the 2011 Dzogchen Spring Retreat
  2. Dzogchen Lineage Retreat Schedule for 2011
  3. About Us

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The 2011 Dzogchen Spring Retreat
Near Napa, California

Cultivating Peace of Mind in Changing Times:
Strengthening Our Practice Through Purification and Visualization

Monday, April 25 through Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche; Photo credit: Wongmo

Spring Greetings, Sangha!

Registration is now open for the 8th annual Dzogchen Spring Retreat with our most precious teacher, H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

The retreat, hosted by Dzogchen Buddha Institute of the Bay Area, will be held at the beautiful R-Ranch at the Lake, near the city of Napa, California, Monday, April 25- Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Take advantage of our Early-Bird Special: Sign up by March 20th and save $75 on registration fees!

Registration will remain open until April 15, 2011. However, space is limited, so register as soon as possible to ensure your reservation! For more information and all the details, see our website: or call one of the retreat directors:

About the Retreat Topic

The retreat topic this year is, "Cultivating Peace of Mind in Changing Times: Strengthening Our Practice Through Purification and Visualization.

The past few decades have seen more changes to human society than any other time in history. Fortunately Buddha's core teachings focus on the fact that life is impermanent, and that change is inevitable. He provided his students a rich set of tools to coping with all types of change. These techniques and the teachings to support them have been handed down to us by many unbroken chains of teachers to students from the time of the historical Buddha to the present moment.

In addition to the main retreat topic, the teachings will also encompass the pith instructions found in The Buddha Path. These profound methods help one to eradicate negative thinking, and increase positive thinking through the understanding, experiencing, and realizing of one’s own nature, which is true happiness, or vast awakening.

Please read more and register now for the Dzogchen Spring Retreat.

Buddha’s Blessings to you!

Laura Almada, Director

Kyle Kosup, Assistant Director

Dzogchen Spring Retreat information and registration site.

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Dzogchen Lineage Retreat Schedule for 2011

Several Retreats and Dharma Events Scheduled in the USA and Russia

Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche

H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche; Photo credit: Jim Kearns

The Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation and Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche are pleased to announce a full year of exciting Dzogchen Lineage retreats and special Dharma events. Please watch the schedule page on Khen Rinpoche's website or email the appropriate event director for the latest update on the schedule.

Start Date
End Date
Asst Dir
Losar Event for the Tibetan Community
NWTCA, Portland, Oregon
Napa County, California
Up to 10-days
Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Dzogchen Retreat Center USA
Dzogchen Retreat Center USA
Buddha Path Retreat for Chinese Speakers
Dzogchen Retreat Center USA
Dzogchen Retreat Center USA
Russian Dzogchen Lineage Internship
Moscow, Russia
Starting about
Ending about
Sergey Gladkikh

Zhenya Golyuk is the contact for English speakers
Dzogchen Autumn Retreat 2011
Dzogchen Retreat Center USA
Lindsey White
Dzogchen Winter Retreat 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada

If you think you might attend one or more of these retreats, please do register well in advance or contact one of the directors to give our volunteer retreat directors a chance to plan ahead. If you'd like to volunteer to be a director or assistant director for a future Dzgochen Lineage retreat, please contact Hazlitt Krog for more information.

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About Us

The Dzogchen Lineage News is an occasional email newsletter from DSSF, the Dzogchen Lineage’s North American organization:

Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation USA, Inc.
1400 Colorado Street, Suite C
Boulder City, Nevada 89005-2485

The volunteer staff of this issue of the Dzogchen Lineage News include:

Hazlitt Krog, Publisher / Editor / Photo Editor
Sean David Young, Principle Writer / Editor
Erik Jung, Contributor
Ellen Klowden, Proofreader / Editor / Contributor
...and other contributors as may or may not be mentioned above in the newsletter. Thank you everyone for your contributions!

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